Malaysia's Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased by 4.6% in May 2017
The Index of Industrial Production (IPI) increased by 4.6% in May 2017 as compared to the same month of the previous year supported by the strong growth in Manufacturing index (7.3%) and Electricity index (2.5%). However, the Mining index declined by 2.3%.
The Manufacturing sector output continued to record a significant growth of 7.3% in May 2017 after an expansion of 6.7% recorded in April 2017. The major sub-sectors which expanded in May 2017 were: Electrical and Electronics Products (11.6%); Food, Beverages and Tobacco (12.9%); and Petroleum, Chemical, Rubber and Plastic Products (3.1%).
The Mining sector output contracted by 2.3% in May 2017 (April 2017 : -2.0%) due to the decrease of 5.4% in Crude Oil index. Meanwhile, Natural Gas index rose 1.5%.
The Electricity sector output increased by 2.5% in May 2017 after a decrease of 1.5% recorded in April 2017.
Data for May 2017
DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 JULY 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my